Berlin is cool. This is my conclusion after spending a week there. It’s not the prettiest city but it is always interesting. We explored pretty widely thanks to a combination of flea markets and the start of the European Month of Photography, which Berlin’s galleries threw open their doors for.
We tried to explore a little off the beaten track but we also hit the big sights: Checkpoint Charlie (heaving with tourists – the only place that was quite that thick with them), the Reichstag, Tiergarten, TV Tower, Brandenburg Gate.
We also did a David Bowie walking tour and hit some great bookshops. More on that later.